Resource: Challenge School (Denver, CO)
Website: Challenge School (Denver, CO)
URL: http://www.chal.ccsd.k12.co.us/
Description: Challenge School is a public coeducational day magnet school within the Cherry Creek School District, for grades K-8, located in Denver, Colorado.

Comments: Contributed by: Parent on 7/30/2007
My daughter attended this school from kindergarten through 8th grade (1998-2007). It is a good school, but it's not perfect. There are limitations. Spanish is required and no other foreign language is offered. There are really no athletics or band/orchestra programs. It is a great resource for parents who cannot afford private school for their gifted child. It consistently ranks in the top 1 or 2 schools in the state of Colorado vis-a-vis standardized test scores. That said, if a child needs a lot of help, personal attention, motivation, etc., this may not be the best match for that type of student. As in most public schools, there are around 25+ students per class. The teachers, for the most part, are terrific and dedicated; however, sometimes students are taught more as a group than as individuals. If a student is not in the same place as the rest of the class/grade level, either below or above, they're going to either struggle or be bored. All in all, I am thrilled my daughter received an education at this school, but I realize its drawbacks and that it's not for everyone.

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